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Bug#973987: Please mention fcitx5 is available in bullseye

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On Sat, Mar 27, 2021 at 5:50 PM Paul Gevers <elbrus@debian.org> wrote:
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> Hi Shengjing,
> On 08-11-2020 17:20, Shengjing Zhu wrote:
> > The fcitx upstream releases fcitx5 recently, named
> > the "the next generation" of fcitx, which is available
> > in bullseye, and supports wayland.
> >
> > The old fcitx's version will remain 4.x, but will still be
> > maintained in bullseye. But users are highly recommended to
> > use fcitx5, especially wayland users.
> If I understand correctly, users can just have either and can choose
> what they want use? What are the pro's and con's of the two options? Why
> didn't we just replace fcitx with fcitx5?

1. Only fcitx5 supports wayland.
2. Old fcitx 4 is  in maintenance mode by upstream, but it just works
and without bugs. And we haven't finished packaging fcitx5 plugins for
all the languages, still lacking some languages support which are
available in fcitx4.

> > However tasksel of task-chinese-s-desktop and task-chinese-t-desktop
> > is still recommending fcitx, not fcitx5 currently.
> Is this still the case? If so, why?

After discussion with other Chinese DD, we have prepared a patch to
replace fcitx with fcitx5 in tasksel. It has been merged and pending
upload by tasksel maintainer.

Sorry that change is late in the release cycle. We haven't decided to
change the tasksel only until recently. Fcitx5 has its first stable
release on 2020-11. So it needs some thorough tests to decide.

Shengjing Zhu

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